The Last Glacial Termination in Northern Ireland.

Marshall McCabe, Paul Dunlop

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This book from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland relates the detailed series of events caused by the last great ice sheet in the Irish Sea Basin which affected Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales during the late Devensian (between 17 000 and 13 000 years before present).

Many of the sediments described were deposited at the interface between oscillating and complex glacial and marine environments. Using a combination of sediment lithofacies analysis and the latest radiocarbon techniques to determine marine fossil age, the authors have unravelled the detailed history of ice advances, retreats, the timing of related marine transgressions and have provided data for a re-evaluation of isostatic uplifts.

It is a major contribution to understanding the role of ice sheets and glaciers in the evolution of the climate system at a critical time in the Earth’s history.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGeological Survey of Northern Ireland
Number of pages93
ISBN (Print)0-85272-529-9
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2006

Bibliographical note

For publised book review see: Bowen, D (2007) Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 26, Issues 11-12, Pages 1691-1692


  • Deglaciation
  • Irish Ice sheet


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